Subscribe Now
Forgot Password?

Weekly News, Analysis, and Commentary

Extremities Feature

Courtesy of CrossRoads Extremity System

First Foot/Ankle Hybrid Fixation System Improves Bone Healing

Tracey Romero • Tue, December 12th, 2017

Print this article

CrossRoads Extremity Systems, LLC, has recently launched the first hybrid plate and nitinol clip fixation system for foot and ankle surgeries.

The DynaForce Active Stabilization System, according to a press release, features a plate and nitinol clip fixation that allows for optimized active compression, top loading insertion and intraoperative placement flexibility.

Terrence Philbin, DO, an orthopedic surgeon in Columbus, Ohio, who was one of the first surgeons to use the new system, said in the release that “the DynaFORCE system is very intuitive in the O.R.”

He added that one of the key benefits of nitinol fixation is the continuous compression after implantation.

The system was made fully available in the U.S. market in August 2017 and response so far has been positive. The DynaForce Active Stabilization technology is patent pending worldwide.

Vernon Hartdegen, co-founder of CrossRoads, told OTW, “We have been seeing great results from surgeons and are now expediting plans to make the DynaFORCE Active Stabilization product available across the country. Our system is designed to create a better mechanical environment for bone healing. With Active Stabilization, not only do you have compression at time of surgery, but the system continually provides compression at the fusion site to promote healing.”

According to Hartdegen, the DynaForce portfolio consists of a wide variety of plate and clip options that all incorporate Active Stabilization providing the stability of a plate with active compression.

He said, “Our clip is top-loading which allows it to be seated into the plate. Its nitinol element maintains bone compression even in the event of a gapping scenario.”

CrossRoads Extremity Systems, LLC, was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. For more information, visit

Send to a Friend

The article link will be sent to the email address you provide

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Friend's Email (required)


Leave a Reply


Email Address (will not be published)